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Old 04-19-2017, 10:51 PM   #1
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Would anyone have an era photo of any of the following Ford Assembly Plants:

Dearborn
Kearny (address only)
Louisville
Somerville

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Old 04-19-2017, 11:48 PM   #2
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I have a pamphlet from Chester but it's honoring their service during the war years, not Model A. If it's of any use to you I'll dig it out
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Try these sites:

http://www.oldchesterpa.com/ford_assembly_pics.htm

https://www.google.com/search?q=ches...ulkbIhaAnz9oM:


These are the Chester plant:
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Old 04-20-2017, 05:21 PM   #4
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I'd love to see a picture of San Francisco
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Great photo of the new 1950 Fords outside the Ford Factory.
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Old 04-20-2017, 05:29 PM   #6
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Apparently, 'Kearny Marshes' was the only address used:

Kearny, NJ (moved from Long Island, NY)
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Assembly started: November 1918
Assembly ceased: December 1930 (operations moved to Edgewater)
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Old 04-20-2017, 06:42 PM   #8
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check with the Rosie the Riveter ww2 museum in Richmond. They have a small part of the orig. 1930 plant which has been repurposed, a restaurant in the boiler house and there are some what appear to be (era) photos mounted on walls in and around the plant. Attached is photo. Given the surrounding area underdeveloped, this would appear to be quite early. San Francisco bay is westerly in the photo orientation.
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Old 04-21-2017, 01:15 AM   #9
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Shame these pics are so small. Maybe you can do something with them.
http://www.oldchesterpa.com/ford_assembly_pics.htm
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I didn't see that the link was already posted, sorry.
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Talk about extreme art work, if anyone remembers the Sommerville plant a huge
Ford script on a hill all done with flowers violets etc. Can't remember what kind of
flower but my mother use to buy them... gotta be a pic of that somewhere on the net...
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check with the Rosie the Riveter ww2 museum in Richmond. They have a small part of the orig. 1930 plant which has been repurposed, a restaurant in the boiler house and there are some what appear to be (era) photos mounted on walls in and around the plant. Attached is photo. Given the surrounding area underdeveloped, this would appear to be quite early. San Francisco bay is westerly in the photo orientation.
The original assembly plant is there too or at least part of it. Not a plant anymore but an office building. I went in and looked around until I was asked if I needed something.
Richmond opened in Feb of 31 so not too many A's got put together there. My Dec 30 Coupe is out of the SF Plant. One of the last
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I have a pamphlet from Chester but it's honoring their service during the war years, not Model A. If it's of any use to you I'll dig it out
Thanks David...Got one and much appreciated.

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check with the Rosie the Riveter ww2 museum in Richmond. They have a small part of the orig. 1930 plant which has been repurposed, a restaurant in the boiler house and there are some what appear to be (era) photos mounted on walls in and around the plant. Attached is photo. Given the surrounding area underdeveloped, this would appear to be quite early. San Francisco bay is westerly in the photo orientation.
Thanks Duke...Much appreciated.

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The original assembly plant is there too or at least part of it. Not a plant anymore but an office building. I went in and looked around until I was asked if I needed something.
Richmond opened in Feb of 31 so not too many A's got put together there. My Dec 30 Coupe is out of the SF Plant. One of the last

Hey Justin, that sounds like something I would do! Keep going forward and investigate until someone pulls you back!! Boundaries are just reference points.

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re: SOMERVILLE - Model A Ford Assembly plant

At that Somerville, Massachusetts plant next to the Mystic River, there was a sidewalk running the length of the street front assembly building. There, spectators could walk along and pace the line of Ford automobiles being put together on the other side of those big windows. Back in 1964, I purchased a 1957 Ford fordor hardtop from an original owner. Remember him telling of being tipped off by the dealership as to when his new black Fairlane was coming down the line at Somerville. While watching his Ford being assembled, he caught the eye of a worker inside. Pointing to his car that a guy was working on and then to himself, he made a wrench tightening gesture. The Ford worker smiled and then mimicked the new owner's exaggerated torque motion.

In the 1950s, we kids used to walk across the Wellington bridge from Medford to the Somerville Ford factory to see cars getting made. Actually visited there several times and strolled along that sidewalk starting when we moved to the area in 1954 until the factory shut down a few years later. Though record information says otherwise, local folklore always had it that the last automobiles put together at Somerville were 1959 model year Edsels in late 1958.

During World War II, the Somerville Ford plant assembled amphibious GPA model military Jeeps which were nicknamed "SEEPS." Convoys of the newly put together GPA Jeeps would roll across the Wellington bridge into Medford and then travel along the Fellsway up to the Mystic Lakes for swim testing. There are photographs around showing many aspects of the Somerville GPA military "SEEP" production including groups of vehicles floating upon the lake known as "Big Mystic".



Convoy of GPA "SEEP" Jeeps that look to have already been used for amphibious water testing are seen in this obviously staged photo. Picture was made in 1943 at the FORD assembly plant in Somerville, Massachusetts.
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Got them all...thanks guys!

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Not Model A related at all.... but last week I met a big GM looking built semi truck hauling a load of new Toyotas I guess Toytota doesn't make a big truck!

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